Dupe?: Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques Complexion Sponge

real techniques complexion sponge beauty blender comparison dupe

After all of the hype for the Beauty Blender I decided to give it a try a few weeks ago. I hauled it last month and I purchased the red limited edition beauty blender. The $20 price tag shocked me but I really wanted to try it. I have tried so many beauty blender dupes in the past that I liked and others that didn't impress me so I wanted to know what is it about the Original Beauty Blender that blows these "dupes" out of the water.

real techniques complexion sponge

The highly contested dupe for the Beauty Blender is the Real Techniques Complexion Sponge. It retails for a fraction of the price ($5.99) of the Beauty Blender. I've reviewed it in depth before and if you're interested in learning more about it click here.

red beauty blender

The Beauty Blender retails for $20 and it is recommended to replace it frequently- about every 3 months. They come in a few different colors: black, pink, white and red. Recently, a larger beauty blender was released which is meant for the body but I have heard people like using it to blend their foundation because it covers more area than the smaller beauty blender. After using the beauty blender I immediately noticed the differences between these two sponges.

The Beauty Blender is bit smaller than the RT sponge and feels a little lighter. I also noticed that during my first use after I wet it, the sponge was leaking red dye so I had to wash it to get the color out. I don't know if this is the case with the pink beauty blender. The RT sponge feels different than the BB; as if they are made out of different sponge material. The BB has more bounce than the RT so it helps with stippling the product in. I love using the BB to blend in concealer, foundation and even highlighter. Seriously, try applying your highlighter with the BB- thank me later.

I very much prefer using my BB over the RT. I won't repurchase the RT sponge and as much as I love the BB I am hesitant over having to replace my beauty blender often. This is the reason why I like using brushes because they can last you years and still look new if you take proper care of them. Although, I do enjoy the natural finish that a sponge gives. In other words, I'd choose the Beauty Blender over the RT sponge any day.

What do you think?


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